Blount County Tennessee Census Records

Parts of Blount County, Tennessee were settled before 1800. Only the tabular data remains for the territorial census taken in 1791 and 1795, however, and as such, are not useful for genealogical research. A great substitute for these early census is a series of three volumes compiled by Lucy Kate McGhee and self published in 1960’s, Partial census of 1787 to 1791 of Tennessee as taken from the North Carolina land grants.

1800 Blount County Tennessee Census Records

The 1800 Blount County Tennessee census is lost. Since this census was primarily a head of household index with tabular results for the people in the household, a good alternative is to use the tax records lists which have survived. I have a complete index along with the images for the 1801 tax records for Blount County that can be used as a replacement for this census.

1810 Blount County Tennessee Census Records

The 1810 Blount County Tennessee census is lost. Since this census was primarily a head of household index with tabular results for the people in the household, a good alternative is to use the tax records lists which have survived.

In 2001 Charles A. Sherrill published The reconstructed 1810 census of Tennessee : 33,000 long-lost records from tax lists, court minutes, church records, wills, deeds and other sources and this manuscript can be used as an alternative for the missing 1810 census. Since it is still relatively new and in copyright, this book does not appear online in digital format. Check WorldCat to see if a library near you has it available. It is available for sale at Amazon.

1820 Blount County Tennessee Census Records

The 1820 Blount County Tennessee census is lost. Since this census was primarily a head of household index with tabular results for the people in the household, a good alternative is to use the tax records lists which have survived.

1830 Blount County Tennessee Census Records

Finally, the census from 1830 onwards, excluding the 1890, have survived and are freely available online.

1840 Blount County Tennessee Census Records

1850 Blount County Tennessee Census Records

1850 Blount County Tennessee Mortality Schedule

1860 Blount County Tennessee Census Records

1860 Blount County Tennessee Mortality Schedule

1870 Blount County Tennessee Census Records

1880 Blount County Tennessee Census Records

1890 Blount County Tennessee Census Records

The 1890 federal census was damaged almost in it’s entirety from a fire in 1921 and the total loss was subsequently recognized when a decision was made to dispose of the damaged census material. Unfortunately, the state of the National Archives at the time did not insure multiple copies of the records were available, something that is now remedied. The 1890 census reconstruction must be researched using a three pronged approach, none of which are as good as if the 1890 census had survived. The first is to look at the 1890 Union Veterans and Widows schedule which was housed in a different location and has survived. If your ancestor was a Union veteran or a widow of a Union veteran, then they shall have some information present. The second approach is to use farm, town, and city directories to at least get a listing of adults in the household. Something is better than nothing. The following are the available alternatives for Blount County, Tennessee for the period of 1885-1895. The final approach is unique to Tennessee and that is to use the 1891 enumeration of male voters.

  1. 1890 Union Veterans and Widows Schedule
  2. There are no known directories available for Blount County or it’s towns for the years of 1885-1895.
  3. Enumeration of Male Voters, 1891 $
    This state enumeration of eligible voters in Tennessee was ordered by the state’s general assembly in January 1891. The governor was to appoint commissioners in each county to take a census of all males who were age 21 or older in their resident counties as of 1 January 1891.

1900 Blount County Tennessee Census Records

1910 Blount County Tennessee Census Records

1920 Blount County Tennessee Census Records

1930 Blount County Tennessee Census Records

1940 Blount County Tennessee Census Records

1950 Blount County Tennessee Census Records

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Scroll to Top